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MDT Hangs forever at Processing Bootstrap Settings RRS feed

  • Question

  • All,

    I have constructed a test environment following the steps laid out in this excellent video from Micheal Beaver:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOgvECpIsAI

    The only difference between Micheal's setup and mine is that I do not have a AD/Domain environment and I want to deploy my images via a local WORKGROUP scenario.

    My MDT server is called SRV-DS01. I am using MDT 2013 Update 2 on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have WSUS setup and fully synced and here are the contents of my CustomSettings.ini:

    [Settings]
    Priority=Default
    [Default]
    _SMSTSORGNAME=MDT Build
    UserDataLocation=NONE
    DoCapture=YES
    OSInstall=Y
    AdminPassword=MyAdminPW
    TimeZoneName=Mountain Standard Time
    JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP
    HideShell=YES
    FinishAction=SHUTDOWN
    DoNotCreateExtraPartition=YES

    WSUSServer= http://SRV-DS01:8530

    ApplyGPOPack=NO

    SLShare=\\SRV-DS01\DeploymentLogs$
    SLShareDynamicLogging=\\SRV-DS01\DeploymentLogs$

    SkipAdminPassword=YES
    SkipProductKey=YES
    SkipComputerName=YES
    SkipDomainMembership=YES
    SkipUserData=YES
    SkipLocaleSelection=YES
    SkipTaskSequence=NO
    SkipTimeZone=YES
    SkipApplications=YES
    SkipBitLocker=YES
    SkipSummary=YES
    SkipRoles=YES
    SkipCapture=NO
    SkipFinalSummary=NO

    And my Bootstrap.ini settings

    Q: Is the UserDomain field causing an issue by placing the computer name there? I have found a ton of conflicting reports on what needs to be there. From the computer name to a period "." or something else?

    Settings]
    Priority=Default

    [Default]
    DeployRoot=\\SRV-DS01\MDTBuild$

    UserDomain=SRV-DS01
    UserID=MDT_BA
    UserPassword=P@ssw0rd

    SkipBDDWelcome=YES

    I have spent probably a good hour modifying share permissions and security permissions on the MDT Build share. I have checked and rechecked the Task sequence and other settings. I have built and rebuilt the LiteTouch iso and replaced it in WDS several times.

    But everytime I spark up a client VM to test - PXE boot is fine, accessing/downloading wim is fine, MDT screen appears, looks like it rolls thru the Rules section (or maybe not?) and then hangs on the Processing Bootstrap Settings and says Processing rules....for like ever.

    What am I missing here?

    Appreciate some sort of tip to get past the madness :)

    B


    Friday, December 16, 2016 4:20 PM

Answers

  • Are you able to press F8, get to a command prompt and opening the BDD.log file ?

    Also I see that you have SLShareDynamicLogging configured, do you get any logs at all written to that share ?

    if you put a period in the UserDomain field, it will try to connect to the local computer, not sure how that could work. start with the logs and post them here or on a pastebin (or equivalent service) so that we can review


    David Sebban | Nelite North America | My Blog : http://dsebban.wordpress.com | Follow me on twitter : http://twitter.com/davidsebban

    David,

    Thanks for the update. I will able to resolve this first issue - I was missing a "[" in the bootstrap file and once that was fixed - I was good to go.

    Next issue is now with WSUS updates. The Task Sequence ran through to the Windows Updates item where MDT will reach out to WSUS and determine what updates to apply...I checked the bdd.log file and see this in there:

    INSTALL - 7fed918a-7de5-4745-bda0-a2936448ce3b - Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3197356) - 759 MB    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)

    INSTALL - 6fbb6e7b-0a7b-49ed-8ef4-1958446fb3d0 - Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3199986) - 11 MB    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)

    INSTALL - 202fbc3a-18b2-42ec-97d5-ead9bd7c80da - Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 x64 Edition - December 2016 (KB890830) - 45 MB    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)

    INSTALL - af4125e7-1d37-44f4-83d8-c703f4924c57 - Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1607 (for x64-based Systems) (KB3209498) - 20 MB    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)

    INSTALL - b6fe6c4a-089b-43be-8cd8-ebaa394a9424 - Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3206632) - 946 MB    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)

    Scan complete, ready to install updates. Count = 5    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)

    Begin Downloading...    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)
        Failed to download: 6fbb6e7b-0a7b-49ed-8ef4-1958446fb3d0  result(4) : Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3199986)    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:51:21 PM    0 (0x0000)
        Failed to download: 202fbc3a-18b2-42ec-97d5-ead9bd7c80da  result(4) : Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 x64 Edition - December 2016 (KB890830)    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:51:21 PM    0 (0x0000)
        Failed to download: af4125e7-1d37-44f4-83d8-c703f4924c57  result(4) : Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1607 (for x64-based Systems) (KB3209498)    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:51:21 PM    0 (0x0000)
        Failed to download: b6fe6c4a-089b-43be-8cd8-ebaa394a9424  result(4) : Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3206632)    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:51:21 PM    0 (0x0000)
    Begin Installation...    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:51:21 PM    0 (0x0000)

    Clearly there is something not right on the WSUS server....?

    Where do I begin to look in this case....

    Cheers,

    B

    • Marked as answer by Ty Glander Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:39 PM
    Friday, December 16, 2016 10:00 PM

All replies

  • Are you able to press F8, get to a command prompt and opening the BDD.log file ?

    Also I see that you have SLShareDynamicLogging configured, do you get any logs at all written to that share ?

    if you put a period in the UserDomain field, it will try to connect to the local computer, not sure how that could work. start with the logs and post them here or on a pastebin (or equivalent service) so that we can review


    David Sebban | Nelite North America | My Blog : http://dsebban.wordpress.com | Follow me on twitter : http://twitter.com/davidsebban

    Friday, December 16, 2016 8:37 PM
  • Are you able to press F8, get to a command prompt and opening the BDD.log file ?

    Also I see that you have SLShareDynamicLogging configured, do you get any logs at all written to that share ?

    if you put a period in the UserDomain field, it will try to connect to the local computer, not sure how that could work. start with the logs and post them here or on a pastebin (or equivalent service) so that we can review


    David Sebban | Nelite North America | My Blog : http://dsebban.wordpress.com | Follow me on twitter : http://twitter.com/davidsebban

    David,

    Thanks for the update. I will able to resolve this first issue - I was missing a "[" in the bootstrap file and once that was fixed - I was good to go.

    Next issue is now with WSUS updates. The Task Sequence ran through to the Windows Updates item where MDT will reach out to WSUS and determine what updates to apply...I checked the bdd.log file and see this in there:

    INSTALL - 7fed918a-7de5-4745-bda0-a2936448ce3b - Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3197356) - 759 MB    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)

    INSTALL - 6fbb6e7b-0a7b-49ed-8ef4-1958446fb3d0 - Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3199986) - 11 MB    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)

    INSTALL - 202fbc3a-18b2-42ec-97d5-ead9bd7c80da - Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 x64 Edition - December 2016 (KB890830) - 45 MB    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)

    INSTALL - af4125e7-1d37-44f4-83d8-c703f4924c57 - Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1607 (for x64-based Systems) (KB3209498) - 20 MB    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)

    INSTALL - b6fe6c4a-089b-43be-8cd8-ebaa394a9424 - Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3206632) - 946 MB    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)

    Scan complete, ready to install updates. Count = 5    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)

    Begin Downloading...    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:49:53 PM    0 (0x0000)
        Failed to download: 6fbb6e7b-0a7b-49ed-8ef4-1958446fb3d0  result(4) : Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3199986)    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:51:21 PM    0 (0x0000)
        Failed to download: 202fbc3a-18b2-42ec-97d5-ead9bd7c80da  result(4) : Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 x64 Edition - December 2016 (KB890830)    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:51:21 PM    0 (0x0000)
        Failed to download: af4125e7-1d37-44f4-83d8-c703f4924c57  result(4) : Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1607 (for x64-based Systems) (KB3209498)    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:51:21 PM    0 (0x0000)
        Failed to download: b6fe6c4a-089b-43be-8cd8-ebaa394a9424  result(4) : Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3206632)    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:51:21 PM    0 (0x0000)
    Begin Installation...    ZTIWindowsUpdate    12/16/2016 12:51:21 PM    0 (0x0000)

    Clearly there is something not right on the WSUS server....?

    Where do I begin to look in this case....

    Cheers,

    B

    • Marked as answer by Ty Glander Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:39 PM
    Friday, December 16, 2016 10:00 PM
  • Since your issue resolved I would start a new thread for your new issue.

    Many questions such as where do I find logs and what logs are interesting are found in: MDT TechNet Forum - FAQ & Getting Started Guide Please take the time to read it. Also if you don't post logs your problem won't be easily solved.

    Saturday, December 17, 2016 5:34 AM
  • Since your issue resolved I would start a new thread for your new issue.

    Many questions such as where do I find logs and what logs are interesting are found in: MDT TechNet Forum - FAQ & Getting Started Guide Please take the time to read it. Also if you don't post logs your problem won't be easily solved.

    Will do.

    B

    Saturday, December 17, 2016 1:10 PM